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Odd dog


No. of pages 32

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Helmut is an odd dog. He doesn't like bones, he likes apples. In fact, he loves apples, and he can't bear the thought that his next-door neighbour Igor might be stealing them from his tree. Helmut lies awake at night, thinking of how he can protect his favourite food, but he has a big lesson to learn about Igor, and about himself...

 

"There's a lot to enjoy in Odd Dog: the offbeat humour (what? a dog that doesn't like bones?), the stylish, characterful illustrations, the reassuring reminder that the world is actually a good place, full of good people" -- Zoe Toft * Playing By the Book *
"It's a simple but lovely story . . . It's also a lovely lesson on how to be a good friend, different people liking different things, not always seeing the worst in people and giving people the benefit of the doubt" -- Cheryl Pasquier * Madhouse Family Reviews *
"With minimalist art, muted colors, engaging characters and a dynamic and varied layout of art and text, Odd Dog presents a ridiculous story that will appeal to dog lovers everywhere - as well as fans of subversive art in the style of Jon Klassen" -- Anita Silvey * The New York Times *
"This simple story about sharing and friendship is transformed by Claudia Boldt's light-hearted, witty illustrations which bring her quirky characters to life. Stylishly designed spreads in a palette of ice-cream colours convey a nostalgic, retro feel, but ultimately it is Boldt's surreal sense of humour which will make this book irresistible to young readers" * Booktrust *